More than a month after it called off a planned announcement on its next CEO, the Arizona Commerce Authority is staying tight-lipped about how it will choose the successor to Don Cardon when he leaves the economic development agency at the end of the month.Read More »
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Gov. Jan Brewer decried President Barack Obama’s new DREAM Act-style immigration policy as “backdoor amnesty” intended to undermine SB1070 and bolster his political support for his re-election bid.
Speaking to reporters during a rare press conference in the Executive Tower, Brewer, one of Obama’s most nationally prominent critics on immigration and border security policy, said the president’s announcement set a dangerous distraction from the need to secure the border.
Rival candidates Wil Cardon and Jeff Flake kept things mostly civil Wednesday night at a forum hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, but made sure to get in a few digs as the duo competes in an increasingly nasty GOP primary for the U.S. Senate.Read More »
With the linchpin of Clean Elections gone, participation in Arizona’s once-vigorous campaign financing system has nosedived to levels not seen since the program’s infancy.
Only 72 candidates have signed up for public financing this election cycle, compared to 121 in 2010.
The reason: Clean Elections suffered a devastating blow in the middle of the 2010 campaign season, when the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the state from distributing matching funds.
Arizona’s Medicaid program may spend as much as $57 million a year on ineligible recipients, according to a report by the Auditor General’s Office.Read More »
A deep field of primary candidates in the new 9th Congressional District mostly steered clear of intraparty battles and spent a two-hour forum at Chandler City Hall jabbing across the aisle over the Bush tax cuts, energy policy and the federal health care overhaul.Read More »
Wil Cardon’s dominance on the airwaves in the Republican primary for Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat is about to come to an end, courtesy of the Club for Growth.Read More »
At a time when lawmakers are making headlines for misdeeds and scandal, voters may have their first chance in four years to consider a pay raise for the Legislature.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said she met with representatives of 30 technology companies in Munich that have a “keen interest” in Arizona and is hoping that a trade delegation to France and Germany will bear fruit when those companies are ready to expand into the United States.Read More »
An auto-dial poll commissioned by Sen. David Schapira shows him and former Sen. Kyrsten Sinema battling for the lead in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.
Rival campaigns and political operatives, however, questioned both the methodology of the autodial survey, its accuracy and the largely unknown company that conducted it.